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The Last Flight of Poxl West
A Book Talk with National Jewish Book Award winner Daniel Torday

POSTPONED – check back for more information.

adults $5 and seniors/students $3

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

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Poxl West fled the Nazi onslaught in Czechoslovakia. He escaped their clutches again in Holland. He pulled Londoners from the Blitz’s rubble. He wooed intoxicating, unconventional beauties. He rained fire on Germany from his RAF bomber. Poxl West is the epitome of manhood and something of an idol to his teenage nephew, Eli Goldstein, who reveres him as a brave, singular, Jewish war hero. Poxl fills Eli’s head with electric accounts of his derring-do, adventures and romances, as he collects the best episodes from his storied life into a memoir. He publishes that memoir, Skylock, to great acclaim, and its success takes him on the road, and out of Eli’s life. With his uncle gone, Eli throws himself into reading his opus and becomes fixated on all things Poxl. But as he delves deeper into Poxl’s history, Eli begins to see that the life of the fearless superman he’s adored has been much darker than he let on, and filled with unimaginable loss from which he may have not recovered. As the truth about Poxl emerges, it forces Eli to face irreconcilable facts about the war he’s romanticized and the vision of the man he’s held so dear.

Daniel Torday’s critically acclaimed debut novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, beautifully weaves together the two unforgettable voices of Eli Goldstein and Poxl West, exploring what it really means to be a hero, and to be a family, in the long shadow of war.

Followed by a Q&A with the author.


Refugee Kids
Film Screening

Part of AFC’s Human Rights Film Series

Tuesday May 31, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

adults $5 and seniors/students $3

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Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World is a short documentary that follows students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts. The film presents an intimate, emotionally gripping account of the students’ stories of escaping war and conflict and resettling in America, chronicling their triumphs and setbacks as their lives unfold over the course of one formative summer. Refugee Kids humanizes complex geopolitics and depict the challenges and urgency of immigration to America in an increasingly dangerous – and interconnected – world.

Followed by a Q&A with the film maker and a student at the Refugee Academy.

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Night at the Museums

Tuesday June 21, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Now in its third year, “Night at the Museums” offers free entry to 15 of Lower Manhattan’s most diverse and culturally significant institutions – including The Anne Frank Center USA. Part of this year’s “River to River Festival,” this unique opportunity will take place on June 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. Many of the sites will offer special programming and tours.


On view from February 4 – April 15, 2016
EXHIBITION – extended through May 31
Letters from my Grandparents: The Art of Ruth Schreiber

In partnership with the Jewish Art Salon

Opening Reception: Thursday February 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm

FREE with admission to the gallery

adults $5 and seniors/students $3

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Exhibit can be viewed Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Student and adult group tours available.
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Ruth Schreiber’s grandparents were among the many Jews in Europe who made the brutal decision to send their children to safety in England during Hitler’s rise. In this powerful mixed media exhibit, Schreiber tells their remarkable story through a series of artworks based on the letters they wrote to their children while abroad. Moving, illuminating, and deeply meaningful, Letters from My Grandparents will forever change how you think about sacrifice, trauma, and the bonds that can never be broken.

Sponsored in part by the Puffin Foundation, West


London by Ruth Schreiber


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